Dele Alli’s amazing Spurs season in pictures

Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli has enjoyed a very successful campaign since his arrival from Milton Keynes Dons.

The 20-year-old joined during the 2015 winter window and was immediately loaned back to his former side to continue his development before returning to White Hart Lane in the summer.

From his debut against Manchester United until now, he has continued to rise and has now secured a regular starting role under manager Mauricio Pochettino despite his young age.

He also earned himself an England call-up, scored important, top class goals and is slowly evolving into a huge prospect for both club and country.

With the summer window coming up, Pochettino has even hinted that he would not sanction the sale of Alli even if an interested club tables an offer of £100million.

So, with the current campaign set to enter it’s conclusion, we take a look at 10 pictures that summed up Dele Alli’s season…

Debut vs. Manchester United (08/08/2015)

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Goals/Assists for club: 0/0

It took over six months from his official move, but Alli finally stepped in against Man United.

First Tottenham goal vs. Leicester City (22/08/2015)

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Goals/Assists for club: 1/0

It didn’t take long for Alli to set the tone for his season with a strike against the eventual champions.

First start / win vs. Sunderland (13/09/2015)

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Goals/Assists for club: 1/0

Spurs made a fairly slow start to the season, but Alli was involved from the start in a momentous win against Sunderland.

First 90 minutes vs. Crystal Palace (20/09/2015)

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Goals/Assists for club: 1/0

Young players often flit in and out of the team, coming on as a sub or being taken off in the second half, and it was no different for Alli. However, his growing importance was already evident by mid-September.

First England call-up vs. Estonia & Lithuania (01/10/2015)

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Goals/Assists for club: 1/0

Granted England weren’t awash with options at this stage, but Alli’s call up was justified.

England debut vs. Estonia (09/10/2015)

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Goals/Assists for club: 1/2

A special moment for a special player. Clearly this will prove to be the first of many.

First England start / goal vs. France (17/11/2015)

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Goals/Assists for club: 2/2

What. A. Goal. Okay, there was a slight deflection, but the confidence to have a go from distance is so encouraging.

Amazing volley vs. Crystal Palace (23/01/2016)

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Goals/Assists for club: 6/6

Goal of the season? Perhaps. Alli collected the ball, flicked it over his head, bamboozling a defender in the process, before rifling a half-volley into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Scenes.

BBC Man of the Match for England vs. Germany (26/03/2016)

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Goals/Assists for club: 7/12

A big game and a performance worthy of the occasion from Alli.

Punch on Claudio Yacob vs. West Bromwich Albion (25/04/2016)

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Goals/Assists for club (Final tally): 10/12 (banned for remainder of season)

A season ending moment for Alli, whose fiery edge bubbled over in a crucial game.